from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
- n. A formal pronouncement or command.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a proclamation of law or other authoritative command
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A decree or law promulgated by a sovereign prince or ruler on his sole authority; hence, any analogous order or command.
- n. Specifically In Roman law, a decree or ordinance of a pretor.
- n. In Scotch ecclesiastical use, a church proclamation; specifically, a notice to show cause, if any, why a pastor or elders should not be ordained.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a formal or authoritative proclamation
- n. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
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Insisting her "edict" is to get kids graduated, Martin Van Buren HS Principal Marilyn Shevell has declared war on athletics, outraged students, parents and coaches charge.
Remember that as this loser of a president shields himself behind the cadets at West Point because he is unable to issue this edict from the Oval Office.
Insisting her edict is to get kids graduated, Martin Van Buren HS Principal Marilyn Shevell has declared war on ...
The latest edict from the National Fatwa Council reflects a growing swing towards a conservative brand of Islam in the multi-ethnic country that has prompted worries among non-Muslims.
The edict is obviously and blatantly a marketing ploy just for the sake of publicity.
If the Portuguese did not behave themselves, an edict from the Chinese administrators in Guangzhou was enough to cut off food supplies to the port.
It cannot be made to happen simply by edict from the top of either government or business.
A Latin edict of Theodoric is still extant, in one hundred and fifty-four articles.
This edict is about as popular a measure as you’d imagine.
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